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Jan’s 5K Challenge: Pizza and Stress

Posted by PCF Admin on July 22nd, 2010 | No Comments »
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Exercise Daily / Healthy Eating - In my last post I mentioned I was off to Las Vegas for the Bad Beat on Cancer  initiative at the World Series of Poker.  To be honest, there is absolutely nothing healthy about Vegas.  Between the late night eating, alcohol (yes alcohol was consumed), and the total lack of sleep, it was a tough trip.  But I loved every minute of it! Temptation Thy Name is Pizza It did not bode well for my return to Washington and healthy living.  In fact, the first night back, I had pizza – and I rarely eat pizza.  When I do, it’s always a cheese pizza and usually one slice — two tops.  I also pat down the slice with a napkin first to get any grease off it. But the “wicked” was in me.  I not only ordered a sausage pizza, I ate the whole thing watching a sitcom!  I didn’t even pat it down with napkins.  Those who know me are shaking their heads in disbelief as they read.  Many of them have been embarrassed by my “patting.”  Oh boy was I miserable later. You’re Kidding Me, Right? Regardless of this little bump in the road, I quickly got back on track with my ...

Live Long: 7 Reasons to Join Team Prevention

Posted by Linda Chastain, Director of Special Events on July 21st, 2010 | No Comments »
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Events / Exercise Daily / Healthy Eating - What’s Team Prevention you ask? Team Prevention is the wonderful mix of runners, walkers, volunteers, and sponsors that make the Prevent Cancer Foundation 5K one of the “Best Bets for 5Ks” in the Washington, DC metro area.   Here are just a few reasons you should get involved today: Meet new friends. Whether you are registering as an individual runner, forming a team or joining a team, you are sure to meet other runner/walkers who know the importance of ...

Opportunity Created for Alaska Native People

Posted by Janet Hudson on July 19th, 2010 | No Comments »
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25th Anniversary / Outreach - Judith Muller, MHA, MEcon Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) “Alaska Native people lead the nation in incidence and mortality from colorectal cancer. It is a problem that needs to be addressed in our tribal health system and statewide. I found the Prevent Cancer Foundation when looking for a conference that would contribute to my knowledge about colorectal cancer and in turn translate into materials and programs that might be useful within our tribal system.  The Alaska Native ...

White House Announces Implementation of Preventive Services

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Director, Policy & Advocacy on July 15th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Regular Screening - Yesterday afternoon, First Lady Michelle Obama, Dr. Jill Biden and Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius spoke at George Washington University Hospital to announce the release of new guidelines that will provide free preventive health care services under the Affordable Care Act. For cancer prevention, the new guidelines will mean that most insurance plan can no longer charge copayments, deductibles or coinsurance for a number of preventive services including colorectal cancer, breast cancer screening, ...